Faith Lidell

Visiting Professor
Institute for International Cultural Relations

Faith Liddell is an experienced creative producer, programmer, cultural entrepreneur, and adviser who has worked in key strategic and creative roles across art forms in Scotland and the UK for the last twenty-five years. She has specialised in the creation and development of high-profile national and international projects, collaborations and festivals and the evolution of organisations, projects and approaches that aspire internationally on a creative level, while connecting to economic development, innovation, education and community agendas.

From 2007 to 2015 she was Director of Festivals Edinburgh, a new organisation designed to take the lead on the joint strategic development of all 12 of Edinburgh’s major festivals and to sustain Edinburgh’s pre-eminence as the world’s leading festival destination. In 2015 she received an OBE for services to the arts and was made a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. She is now an international cultural advisor and creative producer currently working on projects across cultural policy, collaboration, creative networks, festivals and cultural diplomacy. She is a Visiting Professor at the Institute for International Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh and sits on the board of her local area trust, The Leith Trust and Vanishing Point Theatre Company.